Programs

The singular purpose of the Foundations program at THINNOX is to prepare Middle School (Grades 7 and 8) students for an easy but purposeful transition to High School (Grades 9+).

How do we do that? We do that through personalized education planning and small class sized. We do that through learning and teaching methods that is based on hands on work and on-going assessments as opposed to class room lectures. We do that by starting with the end in mind by assessing SMART outcomes individualized to the student and providing sustained guidance.

The THINNOX method built on extreme personalization, outcome orientation and emphasis on experiential learning is a proven method leading to student successes year after year.

The Foundations Program at THINNOX for Middle School Students (Grades 7 and 8) has three key aspects.

The standard 8 class day is based on the Ontario Curriculum for Middle Schools. THINNOX is ministry inspected, adheres to all provincial standards, provides an Ontario Provincial Report Card and official transcripts to institutions offering secondary education.

In addition to the basic Ontario curriculum the Foundation program includes supplemental programs in Language, Visual Arts, Music, Technology, Engineering and Design offered through dedicated clubs in each area. While there are no restrictions on the number of clubs any student attends each club has entry requirements. Club participation is coordinated and monitored by the Guidance counsellor.

Additionally, to ensure a holistic, all-round development of the student, THINNOX provides robust opportunities for after-school physical development through partner institutions that are leading providers of sports experience supporting a wide range of sporting interests including basketball, swimming, martial arts, soccer and hockey.

Click here for further details about the Grade 7 Ontario Curriculum.

Click here for further details about the Grade 8 Ontario Curriculum.

For Grade 8 students with a forward thinking Career Plan backed up with good academic performance, THINNOX also offers the Reach Ahead program in Technology, Engineering and Design areas.


Under the Reach Ahead program, students in Grade 8 have the opportunity to reach ahead by taking secondary school courses, either during the school year or in the summer prior to entering Grade 9.

By choosing to "reach ahead" Grade 8 students can prepare themselves better for their transition from Middle to High School. They will have to deal with a reduced academic demand in the first year of High School. Additionally, they will be giving themselves the opportunity to get an advance taste of the demands of the high school program and will have a leg up in preparing successful approaches to dealing with the requirements towards their OSSD.

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Admission to the Reach Ahead program at THINNOX is on the basis of the student's overall performance in Grade 8, a personal statement (up to 500 words) stating the reasons for choosing the Reach Ahead course and an interview with the principal.

Upon admission, THINNOX will assume full responsibility for evaluating the student?s achievement and will be granting and recording the credit.

Grade 8 students that have been accepted for the Reach Ahead program at THINNOX also have the opportunity to start earning community involvement hours prior to entering Grade 9.

The Discovery Program at THINNOX prepares Grade 9 and Grade 10 students for a stress free, methodical and purposeful transition to the college and university preparatory grades (Gr 11 and 12) in High School.

How do we do that? We do that through personalized education planning and small class sized. We do that through learning and teaching methods that is based on hands on work and on-going assessments as opposed to class room lectures. We do that by starting with the end in mind by assessing SMART outcomes individualized to the student and providing sustained guidance.

The THINNOX method built on extreme personalization, outcome orientation and emphasis on experiential learning is a proven method leading to student successes year after year.

The Discovery Program at THINNOX for High School Students (Grades 9 and 10) has three key aspects.

The standard 8 class day is based on the Ontario Curriculum for Grade 9 and 10. THINNOX is ministry inspected, adheres to all provincial standards, provides an Ontario Provincial Report Card and official transcripts to institutions offering secondary education.

In addition to the basic Ontario curriculum the Discovery Program tightly integrates with intermediate level STRIDE programs in Language and Visual Arts, Music, Technology, Engineering and Design offered through well-defined individual or group projects in each area. Participation is coordinated and monitored by the Guidance counsellor in accordance with the student?s IEP.

Additionally, to ensure a holistic, all-round development of the student, THINNOX provides robust opportunities for after-school physical development through partner institutions that are leading providers of sports experience supporting a wide range of sporting interests including basketball, swimming, martial arts, soccer and hockey.

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Higher Ed and Career Preparation Program

The primary purpose of the Higher Ed and Career Prep Program at THINNOX is to prepare Grade 11 and Grade 12 students gain admission to their choice of College or University based on their respective longer term career interests. This program additionally prepares Grade 11 and 12 students for a stress freeand successful transition to the first year of college or university.

How do we do that? We do that through personalized education planning and small class sized. We do that through learning and teaching methods that is based on hands on work and on-going assessments as opposed to class room lectures. We do that by starting with the end in mind by assessing SMART outcomes individualized to the student and providing sustained guidance.

The THINNOX method built on extreme personalization, outcome orientation and emphasis on experiential learning is a proven method leading to student successes year after year.

The Higher Ed and Career Prep Program at THINNOX for High School Students (Grades 11 and 12) has three key aspects.

Classes are based on the Ontario Curriculum for Grades 11 and 12 and are offered in a highly interactive and flexible formats. THINNOX is ministry inspected, adheres to all provincial standards, provides an Ontario Provincial Report Card and official transcripts to institutions offering secondary education.

In addition to the basic Ontario curriculum, the Higher Ed and Career Prep Program tightly integrates with expert level STRIDE programs in Language and Visual Arts, Music, Technology, Engineering and Design offered through well-defined individual or group projects in each area. Participation is coordinated and monitored by the Guidance counsellor in accordance with the student?s IEP and builds on gains made in earlier levels.

Additionally, to ensure THINNOX students ace the college and university admissions process each student goes through an individualized admissions preparation program that includes portfolio preparation and resume building through impactful, real-world projects and internships in their areas of interest.

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